Recent News

Levels and trends in imports of alcoholic drinks and interventions to control use in selected PICTs

December 1, 2022
The paper outlines the increasing efforts being made by the governments of PICTs to reduce alcohol consumption.

QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping 2022

November 14, 2022
The 2022 version of the QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping has been revamped to adapt the manual to the latest Long Term Release version of QGIS.

Pacific Statistical/Economic Briefing Dashboard, Covid-19 Economic Impacts Updates - Q1, 2022

October 20, 2022
The newly Pacific Statistical/Economic Briefing established dashboard summarises the latest available information on the leading economic indicators for the Covid-19 Economic impacts in the first quarter of 2022.

Rugby, household surveys, census and COVID-19

October 18, 2022
During the onset of COVID-19, the CSTS team of the Pacific Community (SPC) provided remote technical support to the National Statistics Offices of the Pacific region in their round robin of household surveys. Since March 2020, the CSTS team has supported the implementing 10 censuses and 7 HIES. 

The relevance of statistical classifications for PICTs

October 6, 2022
For the compilation of statistics data needs to be organised into homogenous groups with common characteristics. Statistical classifications facilitate this; they form the basis for the production of reliable and methodologically sound statistics to inform policymaking.

An unexpected treasure

August 17, 2022
“Finding so much data on this small island country accessible in a single place and so well documented has been an unexpected treasure”, said political economy professor, William Mishler.

Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes: levels and trends of imports and interventions taken to control use in selected PICTs

July 6, 2022
New paper released by the SPC looks at the levels and trends of imports of tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, as well as interventions to control its use in some Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

Keeping us all fed – The Pacific Food System

June 13, 2022
The term ‘food systems’ refers to interconnected activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food. They are enormously complex and important. And while food systems are now globally influenced, their impacts are invariably local.